Johor Bahru Railway Station

Johor Bahru Railway Station, was the central railway station located along Jalan Tun Abdul Razak, opposite Merlin Towers and before the former Johor Bahru CIQ Complex. On 21 October 2010, railway operations moved to Johor Bahru Sentral Railway Station (JB Sentral) and the Johor Bahru Railway Station was closed for railway operations.

Before the operations of KTM Komuter services, Johor Bahru Railway Station was probably the only railway station which operated with closed platforms due to its function of an immigration facility for passengers heading to Singapore. Immigration was conducted on board the train for passengers coming in from elsewhere in Malaysia towards Singapore, and immigration was conducted at Johor Bahru Railway Station itself for passengers travelling from Johor Bahru Railway Station to Singapore. This is partly due to the platform design which was constructed in British Malaya in 1909.

Upon its closure on 21 October 2010, the station building operated as an interim running bungalow for running train crew before the current running bungalow at Setia Tropica was ready, following the cessation of the Singapore railway including the running bungalow at Spooner Road. During this same period, assets were moved into the former station to prepare for its conversion to the KTMB Museum. The station has since been repainted into new KTMB blue and yellow colours.

As of the current time that you are reading this page, the KTMB Museum is still not ready for the public.

Johor Bahru Railway Station Details

Address: Jalan Tun Abdul Razak, Johor Bukit Chagar, 80000 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
Former Owner: Railway Assets Corporation (RAC)
Current Owner: Unknown
Platform Level: Ground
Platform Layout: Side Platforms
Opened: 1909
Closed: 21 October 2010

Station Layout

GF: Train Platforms, Ticket Counter, Shops, Boarding Gate, Shop, Immigration, Waiting Area (for Singapore passengers), Taxi Stands, Pick Up Points


Platform 1: Passenger platform for northbound and southbound services
Platform 2: Passenger platform usually used only during crossings


Ticket counters are available.

Separate boarding gates are used. For passengers heading north to other parts of Malaysia, the main gate from the main waiting hall is used. For passengers heading south to Singapore, the side door to the immigration is used, before leading to the gated waiting area on Platform 1. All gates are closed while immigration is conducted on board the train for southbound trains.

Key Station Amenities


There was a small local convenience stall at the waiting hall.


Plenty of shopping options can be found across the road at Johor Bahru City Square and Merlin Tower.

Uncle Who Writes Immigration Cards

Under the overhead bridge outside Johor Bahru Railway Station, an uncle used to be located there assisting those who are unable to write their own Singapore and/or Malaysia immigration cards. A small token is usually paid to the uncle in appreciation. The uncle remained under the bridge after the station’s closure, but has not been seen in recent years.


Jalan Tun Abdul Razak Exit: Jalan Tun Abdul Razak, former Johor Bahru CIQ Complex, Merlin Tower, Johor Bahru City Square, onwards to The Puteri Pacific Johor Bahru, Bazaar Karat, Jalan Trus, Jalan Meldrum

Public Transport Connections


All buses used to operate on the main Jalan Tun Abdul Razak and Jalan Wong Ah Fook. The have since moved to JB Sentral Bus Terminal, directly connected with JB Sentral Railway Station.

Please click here to find out about JB Sentral Bus Terminal routes. Information is provided by / Johor Bahru Citybus Routes.


A taxi stand was located outside the station.

KTM Southern Line Stations

The line names described here is only to classify stations into lists on RailTravel Station due to the fluidity of line names in official timetables. They are in no way meant to represent the actual line name which may or may not be used by KTM Berhad, Ministry of Transport (Malaysia), Ministry of Finance Malaysia, Land Public Transport Agency (APAD) or any other relevant companies and/or agencies. The line names described on RailTravel Station should not be taken as an official name, and the official name provided by KTM Berhad, Ministry of Transport (Malaysia), Ministry of Finance Malaysia, Land Public Transport Agency (APAD) or any other relevant companies and/or agencies should always take precedence.

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